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Perisher Resort Statistics and Information

Perisher is Australia's most popular snow holiday destination. Located in the picturesque Kosciuszko National Park in South Eastern NSW, its vast expanse makes it the Southern Hemisphere's biggest alpine resort. Perisher's varied terrain is suitable for all ages and ability levels from first timers right up to experts. For your information, below are Perisher's key stats to help you get to know the resort a little better. For detailed information about our range of products and services, please visit our website, everything you need to know is there, or call 1300 655 822 for assistance.

Perisher Statistics
Open Saturday June 7 to Monday October 6, 2014
Mountain Characteristics
7 Mountain Peaks Mt. Perisher (2,054m)
Mt. Back Perisher (2,014m)
Mt. Piper (1,830m)
Mt. Blue Cow (1,994m)
Rocky Knob (1,900m)
Guthega Peak (1,924m)
Mt. Blue Calf (1,905m)
Village Heights Perisher Valley 1,720m / 5,643ft
Smiggin Holes 1,680m / 5,512ft
Guthega 1,640m / 5,381ft
Blue Cow Terminal 1,890m / 6,201ft
Summit Height Mt. Perisher 2,054m
Lifts
Total number of lifts - 47 1 Eight Seat High Speed Chairlift
7 Quad Chairlifts (including 3 high speed)
4 Double Chairlifts
2 Triple Chairlifts
21 T -Bars
3 J-Bars
7 Ski Conveyors
2 Rope Tows
Other lifts not included in lift count Skitube Alpine Railway (4 trains)
1 Snowtube tow at Tube Town
Highest Lifted Point - Mt Perisher Double Chair 2,034m / 6,673ft
Lowest Lifted Point - Base Ridge Chair 1,605m / 5,266ft
Lift Capacity 51,305 skiers lifted per hour
Terrain
Grading of Runs Beginner 22%
Intermediate 60%
Advanced 18%
Skiable Area* 1,245ha / 12.45sq kms / 3,076acres
Vertical Metres Skiable** 355m / 1,165ft
Longest Run Approx. 3 kms
Halfpipe 1 Superpipe, 1 Mini Halfpipe at Yabby Flats 
Terrain Parks 5 (including one under lights), that’s more than any other Australian alpine resort
Rider X Course 2
Cross-country Over 100kms of marked trails for all standards.
Night Skiing and Boarding Tuesday (all season) and Saturday (July and August) evenings.
Snowmaking
Snowmaking 53.4ha / 131.95acres
Snow Guns 240
Grooming Machines 18
Other
Snow The recognised natural snow line is at 1,650 metres. Over the past 15 years, the average maximum snow depth throughout the Resort has been about 1.9m.
Temperature and Weather Average minimum temperature during winter is -3.7°C degrees Celsius. The percentage of fine weather days during winter is 70%.
Length of Season From the NSW June Queen's Birthday Long Weekend to the NSW October Labour Day Long Weekend.
   
*In 2002, Perisher voluntarily excluded 5 ha from its skiable terrain by removing the Rough Rider area at Blue Cow in order to better protect the habitat of the endangered Mountain Pygmy Possum.
**Greatest continuous vertical drop in one run (Ridge chair, Blue Cow).